Microsoft officials obviously believe Windows Vista is ready, given that it is set to release it to manufacturing within weeks. But what do some of its toughest testers think?
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Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
n October 20, the company finally hit the Beta 1 milestone with "Atlas," the product known known as Microsoft ASP.Net Ajax v 1.0.
Microsoft has made available to testers yet another Windows Vista build. The latest release, No. 5808, was made available to participants in Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) late on October 19, testers said.
Windows XP Service Pack (SP 3), which Microsoft officials said to expect in the latter half of 2007, now has slipped into 2008.
Vista is not on track to be released to manufacturing on October 25, after all, according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division.
Microsoft has released to manufacturing the final Internet Explorer (IE) 7 bits for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. But that doesn't mean you and/or your organization will actually have them pushed to you via Automatic Update any time soon.
Here are a few favorite sound bites on some of Microsoft's recent strategic moves on the spending and licensing fronts.
If Microsoft's own countdown clock doesn't get reset, the company will release to manufacturing the Windows Vista operating system next week, on October 25.
There’s been plenty written (with plenty more to come) about the features that are set to be included in Windows Vista. But what about features that won’t be in the next version of Windows?
What makes Google tick? Is it different from what gets the Softies going? Is Google just like Microsoft was, when the Redmond software company was comprised of 8,000 people (the current size of Google) vs. nearly 71,000 (the size of present-day Microsoft)?